Pandora says its automotive partner Hyundai began to deliver the all-new Pandora-enabled 2012 Veloster to dealers nationwide this month. Pandora is offered as a free, standard feature in every new Veloster. At launch, the Veloster is compatible with the iPhone and connects to the dashboard using Bluetooth technology.
Says Pandora EVP/business and corporate development Jessica Steel: “The car is an extremely popular venue for radio listening and we are thrilled that people can now listen to Pandora personalized radio right in the dash of their new Hyundai Veloster.”
The Veloster sports coupe also comes standard with a color LCD screen, Bluetooth, USB jack, voice recognition, and integrated Blue Link telematics crash notification and travel assistance.
Pandora is already feeding audio systems from Ford (Sync), Toyota (Entune) and BMWs equipped with the BMW Apps option.
Bringing Pandora into cars is as simple as downloading it to its host iPhone. The iPhone is linked to the car either via USB cable or Bluetooth. Once connected, the phone can be stored and all functions are operated using the vehicle’s dash controls. The integration also allows users to shuffle through music, choose custom channels and bookmark certain tracks, all via the same car controls.